Minnesota & Nebraska Screenings of Our Film

This coming weekend is a great opportunity to check out our drum corps movie if you are in the Midwest.??First, on Saturday October 25th?at 3pm?, Mac will be in St. Louis Park, Minnesota to screen ?Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood? at the Twin Cities Film Festival.??We know that there a ton of drum and bugle corps fans and alumni in the Twin Cities area andwe look forward to seeing you at the screening!??Mac will do a Q&A after the... Read More

YAMAHA ? The Official Presenter of Scouts Honor

Today we are thrilled to share some exciting news with you, the supporters of our documentary film.??The YAMAHA Corporation has proudly agreed to be the Official Presenter of?Scouts Honor: Inside A Marching Brotherhood.??YAMAHA has been a behind-the-scenes supporter of the project for years and we feel that our movie will be a great way to spotlight the company?s significant contribution to the drum and bugle corps activity and music programs of... Read More

“Best Documentary” at the FLY Film Festival!

The first film festival screenings of the movie, a new IndieGoGo campaign, and Mr. Smith goes to Indianapolis! Two and a half years ago we started fundraising for the “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood” project via a campaign on the IndieGoGo website. It was extremely successful and served as the launching off point for the production of the film. The movie has now been shot, edited, and is currently making the film festival... Read More

FLY Film Festival

We are excited to announce that our drum corps movie will be screening on Friday, August 1st at the FLY Film Festival in Downtown Enid, Oklahoma! Not only are we thrilled to screen the film in front of a new audience, but it’s also a chance for us to meet other filmmakers who have been spending months and years getting their projects to this point just like we have. This is a terrific opportunity to expose more people to not only the Madison... Read More

A Readjustment

A number of you have been asking when our drum corps movie is going to be released. As of six months ago we were sure that the film would have been released by this date. Unfortunately that hasn?t happened. We knew that the three toughest parts of this filmmaking process would be the shooting, the editing and the music licensing.   After 14 separate trips spread out over 25 months we completed the production portion of the film in August 2013.... Read More

Bi-Coastal Documentary Filmmakers Reunite

Tom Tollefsen & Mac Smith discuss the deleted scenes for their documentary feature Many of you may not know that directing/producer partners Tom Tollefsen and Mac Smith live on opposite coasts of the United States. It certainly makes it challenging to create a film when there’s so much distance between partners, but technology has helped break down that barrier. Google+ Hangout video conferencing, sharing documents via Google Drive, email... Read More

Two Steps Forward & One Step Back

In post production there are a lot of steps required to finish a film and our team has been working hard towards the completion of “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood”. While the picture cut of the movie is now officially “locked” quite a few steps have to happen before the film can be released including: titles, music, sound, coloring, artwork, technical prep, etc. We all have day jobs that we are managing while this... Read More

Growing Our Audience

It’s one thing to make a movie, but if not many people know it exists then what’s the point? Our target audience for the documentary are members, alumni, and fans of both drum and bugle corps and marching band. Ultimately it’s a movie that is structured to work for a wide audience so anyone can watch it and get ?something from it, but we need to primarily get people involved with the marching arts on board first. ?We talk to quite... Read More

Reflecting Back & Moving Forward

The end of the year is a good time to assess what’s been achieved and what’s still left to be done. ?We’ve made great strides over the last 12 months with the documentary. While we had the majority of the footage shot before this time last year, none of it had been edited together. Our post production interns were organizing the media by synchronizing audio to video and adding valuable metadata to make it easier to find the necessary... Read More

Nisei Challenge Update

We are thrilled to announce that our goal of $3000 has been reached! The Nisei Ambassadors have matched that dollar for dollar which brings the campaign total to $6000. ?When this campaign was planned we set the end date for Sunday, December 22nd. ?Even though we reached the matching goal we are continuing the campaign through the end date to raise additional funds for finishing the film. Here’s Mac Smith to tell you more about the last days... Read More

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